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on terror. >>> today republicans will reveal the new pledge to america in sterling, virginia. the gop promises to repeal democrat's health care reform package if it wins back the house in november. >>> barring last-minute action, teresa lewis will be executed tonight in virginia. she pleaded got ordering the murders of her husband and stepson. governor mcdonnell rejected two requests. >>> also today a sit-down meeting between the presumptive next mayor and the school chancellor. kristin fisher is live outside of the wilson building. >> we don't know if we will have a definitive answer as to what will happen with rhee today but at the very least we should be getting some kind of indication as to how their relationship will be progressing in the weeks leading up to november's general election. this has been the dominant issue ever since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc school children. that's not the kind of statement you are likely to
in virginia in almost a century. bruce leshan spoke to her attorney who said she exhausted her appeals. >> from death row she sings for help from above ♪ i need a miracle ♪ >> reporter: but the one man on earth who could save her life has turned her down twice. >> i will tell the governor, if i speak to him one on one, how sorry i really am. what i want to happen. i wish i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance but while the judge sentenced two men to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> i think it is grossly unfair to have the triggermen receive life while she receives the harshest penalty. with an iq that puts her close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind. >> i can say she is as evil of a person as i have ever met. >> reporter: her step daughter where witness her execution. she did the crime, she says and now she will have to pay f
theid 60s. across much of virginia in the mid 60s. most of maryland mid and upper 60s right now, as well as right near the bay, right near the waters it's inthe low 70s this morning. and on the eastern shore, away from the water temperatures are generally in the 60s. at the atlantic behes and around virginia's tidewater it's near 70 degrees. it's a balmy start to this thursday morning. this first full day of astronomical autumn. that's the point wher the earth and it's orbit around the sun has now reached the crossing point where the earth's shadow is directly north and south across the planet, as we approach dawn, and that earth's shadow right now is over the central atlantic. and i will be approaching us, and we'll have thesunrise coming up this morning later and later. it's around 7:00 in the morning. over the last 12 thundershowers we've had the overnight showers dissipate and we've got a weak area of high pressure now in place from new england all the way down to georgia and that southerly andsouthwesterly flow around that high is going to be warming things up today. we sho
it goes. >> a virginia woman is set to be executed tonight. teresa lewis was convicted of arranging the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman to be executed in virginia in nearly a century. governor bob mcdonald and the supreme court say they will not intervene. house republicans will be in sterling to unveil their pledge to america calling for cuts and permit ly extending the tax cut and reforming congress. democrats say the plan is full of recycled ideas that would only compound the nation's problems. >> new consumer protection in the healthcare reform law take effect today. insurance companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are also banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parents will not -- will be able to keep adult children on policies until 26 and people will no longer have to pay for preventive care. >> a warning from intelligence officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicate
in the sea of red the past week, if the king for to this conversation. >> thank you. a virginia woman will be put to death by lethal injection tonight. to lisa lewis to be the first person killed -- executed in virginia in years. they have refused to block the execution. a d.c. jet made a key ruling as they move closer to the murder trial. prosecutors cannot reference statements made by the statement. he is pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges. >> if you plan on using interstate 270, the southbound lanes will close around exit 10. the closures will take place sometime between midnight and 4:00 a.m. on friday. still ahead, the rally to restore sanity is striking a chord. there is outrage today after local police shoot a family pet. it is a story you'll see first burda. >> the first full day of fall will feel more like s ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish f
in the family's mobile all in virginia. but she was accused of working with the killer to collect on her son's quarter million dollars life-insurance penalty. >> [unintelligible] >> both virginia gov. bob mcdonnell and the u.s. supreme court refused to halt the execution, but her case has drawn support from supporters at home and abroad, saying that she is mentally retarded and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. they are pleading for her life to be scared. >> she is scheduled to die tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the correctional facility in virginia. she will be the first woman to be put to death in nearly 100 years. >> our coverage continues now. brian todd is in garrett, virginia with more on teresa louis's final hours. >> we are told that she has met with their immediate family, her attorney and spiritual adviser as well. she has a venture -- and essentially resigned to the circumstances. jazz as for a last meal -- she has asked for a last meal of fried chicken, dr pepper and peace. -- peas. we're told that her family will appear today. the daughter said she would witness the best execution
today. virginia's governor and u.s. supreme court have refused to intervene in this case and this is not the woman we're talking about right now. lewis is being executed for the 2002 murder-for-hire killings of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. >>> virginia governor indicated in richmond this afternoon that he wants to fast track big highway improvement projects in northern virginia. this after a four-month audit at the virginia department of transportation uncovered hundreds of millions in accounts that have not been spent and folk 5s jim henrehan has more. >> reporter: it's 136 pages long, done by an accounting firm. the governor wanted an outside firm to come in and look at v- dot. it's very partially critical of management and financial management, particularly, of v- dot and one example, every big state agency carries over money to the next year, especially when you are doing construction projects. 2002-2004. v-dot generally carried over 3.5% of the money to the next year so there is startup money. by 2010,
the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs climbing into the low and mid 90s. going to be uncomfortably warm or a few hours midafternoon like yesterday. more of the same tomorrow although less humid on friday. tomorrow's record high is 94. so we may be tying it or exceeding it tomorrow afternoon. then cooler for the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> doing pretty well. just a story of vome as you take a live look through vienna along interstate 66. eastbound traffic as you head on in looking good. westbound, also moving along well. no early hang-ups to report. let's hea over and take a look. elsewhere the rush hour picking up a bit of vome both ways at the american legion brie. just a little volume. no concerns,270 also moving very, very well. let's upd
, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhaps exceed the record tomorrow, which is at 94. and then on saturday, a dry front coming through, we'll usher in a shift in our wind. that will bring in some cooler air om the north and winds shift into the east on sunay with some clouds rolling in. small chance of a shower and much cooler. >> time to take a live look at this hour on the maryland side. capitol beltway near route four. pretty quiet, just down the road on the beltway, route 5 on the inner loop, wo offant accident where authorities are headed over right now. pop over to virginia, right now on the capital beltway, just off the springfield interchange we're okay. this i
. virginia alfonno says she's not sure she has that kind of time. >> i have a cancer that has no cure. i can live maybe five years or 20 years. i don't know, depends on how long they keep going and how many studies i get into to hang in there, but i don't know if i've got five years to get an answer, and i would like to see them work a lot faster than this. this is ridiculous. >> reporter: now, meanwhile, the frederic health department has been trying to figure out if there's really a cancer clustener this area. the preliminary results of the study are due out october 4th. brian. >> roz plater reporting live in the news room. >>> police have identified a woman killed in a greenville apartment complex but still have not found her killer. jacqueline bass was shot several times on greenbelt road. she lived in that complex. police don't have a suspect or motive in her death. >>> a house fire has claimed the life of a mother and two of her children. it happened in morning in lortin, virginia. we're told in the last minutes of her life, she helped save the lives of three of her other kids. fox5's
of a lorton, virginia family which is still under investigation. the victims are a 24-year-old, her 5-year-old son, and for three-year old son. in our final moments, she managed to save her other three children by dropping them out of a window. those children ranged in age from 8-2-month-old all survive. >>> juvenile male and the district is now facing murder charges in the death of a catholic university student. he was riding his bicycle last month when he was shot and killed. the juvenile is charged with first-degree felony murder while armed. >>> police are now responding to a prince george's county family outraged after officers shot a family pet. it happened after a call from help on fet avenue in landover. pamela brown has the latest. >> he says there was no reason for a police officer to shoot and kill his beloved four-year old rottweiler. >> there is no reason. >> prince george's attorney said using lethal force with a dog was justified. >> our officers on our swat team tried to train to use other methods. we try fire extinguisher is but when a situation is very fast and chaotic li
, tonight ache virginia woman will be the first female in the commonwealth to be put to death in nearly a century. theresa lewis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal inject at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. she is sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in october of 2002. virginia governor bob mcdonnell has turned down two requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> the d.c. judge in the chandra levy trial will not allow prosecutors to reference certain statements made by the suspect. in 2001, he said he sometimes, quote, cannot control himself when he sees someone alone in a secluded area with something of value. he has pleaded not guilty to levy's murder solve the a tragic house fire claim the lives of a young mother and her two kids. but the mother gave her life saving her other children. fairfax county firefighters found the bodies on the second floor of a home on ha ge. l circle in lorton. 24-year-old ally anderson handed the kids out of a window to their uncle down b
of the health care reform law. mike emmanuel has more. >> reporter: in a suburban virginia backyard, president obama marked the upcoming anniversary of health care reform and the implementation of the patient's bill of rights. the president was southbounded by about 20 people who believe health care reform was a good thing. >> part of the affordable care act that we can implement right now and will take effect -- is it today or tomorrow? tomorrow. francis knows. the most important patient's bill of rights that wave ever seen in our history. >> reporter: there was an effort to personalize the law including a woman with nonhodgkin's lymphoma. >> i was scared to death. it was how am i going to pay for these outrageous bills that are going to come our way. >> reporter: this is quite a contrast from six months ago when health care was celebrated with fanfare. critics say unlike the people at the president's event, most americans have yet to see any benefit from this law. >> the fact is that the average person doesn't really identify with that kind of a setting, very, very few people have experience
: the virginia department of transportation spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. a four monthlong audit by the agency discovered hundreds in millions of dollars in inspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade, v-dot kept 3 1/2% of the allocated money in a carryover account for the next year and by fy 2010, v-dot was carrying 32% of the allocated funds. >> the bottom line is that there has been money that is in accounts. >> reporter: the governor ordered his subordinates to come up with a plan in 45 days to spend down the money. northern virginia projects are at the top of the list. >> i want to get the hotlines on 95 built as as soon as possible and we're trying to do what we can to resolve the lawsuits to get that done and there is no sense. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge to occoquan itself. that is a top priority. >> reporter: another priority? expanding i-66 outside of the beltway. one is to limit the carryover money to an estimated 60-day need and vivian watts said that is not enoug
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about the fire yesterday on haggle circle just off of route 1 in lorton, virginia. eileen armstrong is credited with saving her two young sons and infant daughter. but there was nothing anyone could do to save armstrong and two other sons trapped inside. >> couldn't do anything. we couldn't get in. >> reporter: armstrong's surviving children and their father are in the washington hospital center's burn unit. some of them have life- threatening injuries. >>> a maryland man is among the nine troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. brendan looney became a navy officer in 2004. he later completed seal training. he lived in silver spring and graduated from dematha high school in 1999. tuesday's crash was the deadliest since may of 2006. >>> today afghanistan's army welcomed the first batch of female officers in decades. 29 women graduated from the kabul army training center. afghanistan and alternate have been pushing to expand training to increase the country's security forces. the women spent six months training and will work doing administrative work and w
the big stories tonight. tragedy in virginia, a mother and two children killed in a terrible fire. tonight, her heroic final moments. >>> also ahead, furniture, boxes, electronics, lining four city blocks, and all of this stuff is from one apartment. the story behind the mess. >>> and he may look like a door to door salesman, but police say he cleaned out a house, and tonight we're talking to the homeowners who caught the so called preppy burglar on camera. >>> we begin tonight with the horrific fire in virginia. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. the fire killed a mother and two children and the mother helped save three other children from a burning house. will thomas is live on scene tonight. will. >> reporter: good evening. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire that started about 8:30. you look over there, you can see flash lights. those are firefighters that just showed up looking for any possible rekindling. down here, a tricycle one of the neighbors used throwing it through the window trying to save lives, and as some of these people in this toun ho
of those races to watch in the battle for control of the senate. we begin in west virginia. where we see the candidates, democratic governor joe manchin hopes to retain the seat held by the late robert byrd for the last-ken century, going up against john raisey. the latest real clear politic average pollss that race close. popul popular governor. mountain state, 8.5%. that's below the national average. in 2008, as you can see, west virginia voted 43% for barack obama. 56% for john mccain. now, tonight, chief political correspondent carl cameron is up here in sistersville with a story about two candidates who have a similar theme. that's distain for many of the president's -- disdain for many of the president's policie policies. >> good luck. >> conservative businessman john raese is the g.o.p. best hope in decades to win a west virginia senate seat. >> when you look two years down the road we'll look like france in this country if we don't stop obama. >> raese knows president obama unpopularly and liberal agenda are his best weapon against popular democratic governor joe manchin. manchin
now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s with a few much- needed showers. here's a
, once again from 818-year-old eric forman. >> a virginia woman will be put to death just four hours from now. the governor and the supreme court have both refused to allow appeal. she is accused of murdering her husband instead sent to collect insurance money. >> emaar to neighborhood is still reeling from a town house fire that killed a mother and two of her five children. this happened yesterday. tonight, neighbors are talking about the mother's bravery in the midst of flames. dale is live on the scene with the latest. >> you were out here last night. you know what kind of neighborhood this is. it is filled with children and alley anderson is out here every day thinking of her kids from school, working together and enjoying life. neighbors say it is just not the same as they look at this constant reminder of a family tragedy. >> saving her children. that is what any mother would do. >> the emotions are so wrong here over alley anderson, the 25-year-old mother of five. two of her sons died alongside her. today, she is regarded as a hero. >> he wants to know what happened to start the fi
. lots of road work to talk about. as usual the bulk of it in northern virginia at this point. we'll head on over. here we are at 95 southbound as we make the trip from newington on down. construction takes away the right lane. but if you look very carefully, you can see the hov lanes are configured for the southbound flow. that should help alleviate the delays getting to this point at the work zone. obviously, it is still going to be slow. let's head on over another stretch of the beltway. on the inner loop of the beltway from springfield up towards i-66, very slow through the work zone. in addition, there had been a broken downehicle in the roadway. that has been moved ov to the shoulder. so right now it's just the work zone, but the broken down car has been cleared. we'll keep you updated. eun? >> thank you so much, jerry. >>> well, you may want to avoid parts of t street in northwest washington right now. crews are working to repair a broken water main in the 1300 block of t street. the street is closed between 13th streets and 14th streets. it's not clear when it will be fixed or whe
nations, i'm steve handleman, news4. >>> in about three hours, virginia is scheduled to carry out its first execution of a woman. in nearly a century. theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in garrett, virginia. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tara joins with us more. >> reporter: teresa lewiss likely meeting with her spiritual adviser and her attorney. they can today stay with h until the moment of execution. earlier she had her final meal of fried chicken, peas and cake. the execution is set at 00 p.m. tonight for the murder for hire killing o her husband and stepson. eight years ago, she had hoped to collect life insurance payouts. earlier we spoke to a prison -- he drove. his name is billy bean. he visited with his mother throughout the day until about 3:00 this afternoon when family visits ended. bean would not go on camera but he did speak to me by phone. he told me that his mother is at peace. although he is going through a very difficult time at this moment. he decided to return
>>> barring any last-minute changes, the commonwealth of virginia is set to execute a woman for the first time in 100 years. >> fox investigators are still trying to figure out what started a fire that took the life of a mother and her two children. >>> we are live on capitol hill with more on what you need to know about important changes in health care reform. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. >>> it is thursday, september 23rd, 2010 as we take a live look over wisconsin avenue this morning. you will notice when you step outside it is definitely hotter and stickier than it has been over the past couple of days. good morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> we'll give a chance to give back. we are teaming up with mix 107.3 for a fundraiser to help the children's national medical center. today, we are holding a radiothon. if you would like to donate, can you do so in a couple of ways. can you call the number on your screen or you can e-mail or go online. our tony perkins is down there. we'll check in with him in a co
spending. shannon bream is live in sterling, virginia, just outside washington, which was a big swing area in 2008 with voters. what will republicans say this morning? shannon, good morning there. >> reporter: good morning, bill. they're going to roll out this pledge with america and whenty do that this morning we're going to hear more about what you talked about, a lot of folks saying what are you going to do, they're talking about what they're going to undo. we're getting a look at the first formal pledge here by jay gibson, our producer. here's a first look at what they're going to say but it's as much about undoing things as much as doing things, getting rid *t health care bill, repealing tax hikes and basically getting government out of business. we talked to senator bacchus and here's what he said. >> too big to fail is not about america. america is about people and opportunity. it's not about taking from the people and redirecting that to go to the government. >> gop says the government has overstepped, their plan is to reign it back in, bill. bill: we have heard that theme but the
specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
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of virginia is preparing its first execution of a female prisoner in almost 100 years. she has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her husband and his son in 2002. >> this is the 41-year-old grandmother who sent hit man to kill her husband and stepson said she could collect a quarter of a million dollars in insurance. now from a jail cell, hours before her execution, she has spoken by phone to a local reporter. >> i just want people to know you can be a good person and make the wrong choice. if i have to go on and be with jesus, i know that will be the best thing. >> her husband and his son were shot dead in their trailer in rural virginia. it was meant to look like a bungled robbery. she quickly confessed to police that she had left the door open for the killers, who she had met earlier in the supermarket. one of them became her lover as they hatched the murder plot. relatives of the victims have no doubt be punishment fits the crime. >> when you play god, you are taking it upon yourself to write your own future. you get what you deserve. >> but defense lawyers say it is mora
the republicans ruling out a pledge to america. they went to ha lumberyard in virginia this morning. they promised if likted they'll cut spending, cut taxes, repeal or replace the health care law that went into effect just today. john boehner was asked to offer specifics on how the gop would do all that and still balance the budget and cut the deficit. >> i don't have all the solutions. but i believe if we work with the american people, the american people will want to work with us to come to grips with these challenges that face our country. it's about having that adult conversation an honest, open way, that will help get us the answers to lay out the plan that will solve this problem once and for all. >> congressman bill cassidy is a physician and a republican from louisiana who was a key member of today's roll out. congressman, as you know going into this republicans thought it wasn't a good idea to do this. i didn't hear specifics from john boehner. e read through the pledge. can you tell us how specifically you are going to cut spending? how republicans are going to make these changes? i didn
'll have the latest at 5:00. >>> an ashburn virginia man has been charged in connection with six armed robries across fairfax and loudoun counties. they arrested 29-year-old shawn mabry at his moment yesterday. earlie this month, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing
g.o.p. players at a company in virginia which is an example of the small business mentioned 20 times at the event to roll out the "pledge to america," as republicans are calling it. it is 21 pages and promised principles from the house of representatives including tax cutting, spending cutting, rolling back government regulations, repealing health care reform, which goes into effect today. and now on capitol hill, the republicans said give us control of the house of representatives and this is what we will do. >>reporter: they want to be pulling in government size and spending and say they are about getting the economy on track. they want to beef up national security and reform congress itself. it was an interesting moment today weapon house minority leader acknowledged that when the gop was in charming, we made some mistakes but he says republicans have learned their lesson, listened to the people. listen to him. we get it. we get it. and this is why when we outline it here, our "pledge to america," i can tell you, we are very serious about implementing our pledge. >>reporter: if th
for the only woman on virginia's death row. teresa lewis is scheduled to be executed in just about two hours. she met with her family, the spiritual advisor and other supporters in the greenville correctional center in virginia today. she faces a death penalty in the murders of her husband is the stepson eight years ago. both the u.s. supreme court and the governor, bob mcdonald, they have now declined her request for clemency. >>> today, governor mcdonald released the results of the private audit of the virginia department of transportation. and the results were less than impressive. that investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars, actually went unspent while of course, drivers around here, they were sitting in traffic. the governor called the problem, missing management. and he said that the money could have paid for the roadside mowing, rest stop, or the other workers salaries. >>> in the meantime, they are wondering if keeping those shoulder lanes on i-66 open all the time would help ease some of the traffic on the the highways. right now, those lanes, they are only open during
. >> allow the people waiting to see what happens. >> a virginia woman will be executed tonight barring any last-minute interventions. she was convicted of arranging the 2002 murder of her husband and stepson. she will be the first person to be executed in a century. house republicans will be in sterling today. it calls for cuts in federal spending. there are a bindinbanning the fl reform of abortion. >> sections of the new health care reform law take us back today. companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parent to be able to keep adult children on their policies until they are 26. people no longer will have to pay for some preventive care. it. 5:04. the threat of terrorism is closer to home than you might expect. potential terrorists are being recruited right here in the u.s.. >> fighting terrorism is getting more complicated. extremist and getting help from people within the borders. >> it comes from homegrown terrorists. but there were three series it in the attacks in seven months ago first was the fail
these storms, there are a couple more back here toward west virginia and western maryld around cumberland and frostberg, but i don't think they'll be holding together. they're dying out as we speak, so i think by tomorrow morning, we'll be looking at a pretty nice morning and another very hot day. 76 by 10:00 a.m. and how about temperatures in the middle 90s as we move through the first day of fall. my cplete forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you, doug. >>> a navy seal who grew up in this area was amo the servicemen killed when a helicopter crashed in afghanistan yesterday. brendon looney went to the naval academy. >> jim, cliche but true. by all accounts, 29-year-old brendan looney was an all-american kind of guy. he was an honor student and star athlete here at ma gnatnatha. and tonight he is one of the country's fallen heroes. >> he was at manatha since 1956. he saw all three of the looney boys. >> he was principal. when he retired, became one of the football coaches of number 10. >> you didn't want to get hit by him on a football field. he uld demolish people coming th
destroyed at least two home and damaged seven others. in a subdivision in manassas, virginia, it broke out around 3:00 this afternoon in the sumner lake sub division. firefighters had the blaze mostly contained. now there are a new report of injuries. drivers seem to have adjusted to a speed trap in montgomery county and it is making an impact. the village of chevy chase, maryland, has seen revenues fall 2.5 million because drivers are slowing down. the viage authorities say the money wasar mark for safety projects and does not impact the budget. >> the fda is placing strict rule on who can use avandia. now only patients sufring from type ii diabetes would run out of other options will be allowed to use it. avandia has been link to an increased rick of heart disease in europe. regulators have stopped all further use of the drugs. and now let's fast fward to the weather. >>> the weather today, another hotne out there, back into the 90s once again. it will be even hotter tomorrow. we have a couple showers out there. not too many. most of us on the dry side. doppler radar showing a clear sky
details in a minute. back to you. >>> our top story this morning. in 12 hours the commonwealth of virginia will execute the first woman contact in a century. tearicea lewis was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in october of 2002. she wanted her family members dead so she could collect $250,000 in insurance. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight in jarrett. bob mcdonnell has declined a request for clemency by her lawyers. this would be the first execution of a woman in virginia since 1912. out of more than 1200 people put to death since capital punishment was reinstated back in 1986, only 11 have been women. >>> a community is mourning the loss of a mother and two young kids. fairfax county firefighters found their body on the second floor of a home. ally anderson was able to save her three other children. she handed them out to her uncle down below but she never returned when she went back for her other sons. there is a temporary memorial outside of the home. >>> an eviction in d.c. turned out to be a much bigger job
. >> reporter: gop leaders paid a visit to a small business in virginia on thursday, to roll out their proposal. and it calls for cutting $100 billion out of the government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and appealing their health care plan remacing it, with a smaller version. >> with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream as it drowns in a sea of red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: as they unvailed the plan, republican leaders called on democrats to join them and to start work on it right away. but that's unlikely. most democrats made it clear that they reject the pledge to america. >> and if this is implemented, what we're going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: as for voters, polls show the economy and the deficit are a top concern. the ones we talked to had their own proposals. >> that's spending more money than we're taking it if many. >> we need to forget about health care and we need to worry about the people losing their homes in the foreclosures. i
to make a return just for a couple of days. 71 new york. lowe 70s southeast virginia. we have ourselves patchy fog. yesterday afternoon and last night. i thought this might be a shower trying to form here. needless to say that is probably going to stay to our north. a result of last night's storms with trees down and left over fog patches this morning. another line of storms firing up across the great lakes. it should stay farther to our northwest. because we have more moisture. it is exceptional for this time of the year, unstable and is likely to produce showers and thunderstorms. yesterday's high reached 91 in baltimore. 95 richmond. and we stay very much on the edge of the air mass. we expect temperatures going from 67 this morning close to 90 this afternoon. we tap into some of that energy. we'll be watching the mountains here, firing up showers and storms again, the possibility some do carry into the western suburbs. depending on some heat the actual wind direction will determine when these storms carry their way into baltimore. we could do it again on friday as we tap into more h
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
. >> in a virginia hardware store, republican leaders unveiled their newest tool. >> the new agenda embodies america's rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, barrault, and spend our way to prosperity. >> their pledge to america to repeal the health care plan and slash spending and extend the bush tax cuts for everyone. >> all we are saying is no tax hikes. that's the first thing first. let's get america back into a mode of confidence and growth. >> the pledge is not a new political play -- similar to the 1994 contract for america. this year's thomas does not include any details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans is that it want to cut spending, it's ironic they did not mention those programs. >> democrats pushed back against the pledge. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years to a stagnant economy, spiraling deficits -- >> while former president clinton offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say give us two more years and if we do this, -- if we don't do this, throw us out. >> polls show voters are fed up with govern
for 38 armed robberies in maryland, delaware, pennsylvania and northern virginia. >> each of these robberies, he has covered up facially. so it's difficult to identify these individuals when we simply don't know who they are. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is working alone, targeting large restaurants, demanding cash from employees. mostly in maryland. hitting up businesses in carol, harford, howard and montgomery counties. among them, this friendly's. and bob evans. >> the fbi says the suspect whipped out a handgun at every robbery. most recently, here at this appleby's. . >> katherine elder has worked right next door at the bob evans next door for 13 years. >> i'm very frightened to each come into work right now. you don't know what he's looking at, what he's going to do. >> reporter: each case, witnesses described the man as a robber with a light complexion. 6'tall. 250 pounds. disimpghts blue or green eyes. >> if anyone has seen an individual who has possibly talked about these crimes or bragged about these crimes or has the features that we already went ov
the recession. it will be formally unveil dad at a hardware store in virginia. terrell, back to you. >> the battle goes on. >> indeed. >> thank you so much. the republican pledge six months after health care reform was passed by congress. today the first real benefits of the new law kick in including free immunizations for children, free preventive care like mammograms and cholesterol screenings barring insurers from canceling coverage with people get sick and allowing young adults to stay on the family plans until age 26. >>> as we reported, president obama is new york. he spoke last night at a democratic fund-raiser but he wasn't the only one with something to say. >> i want to talk a little bit about our efforts here at home. >> president obama -- >> -- where this country. >> the heckle lers demanded more funding for aids action. >>> in congress the house committee investigating the summer's salmonella outbreak got an apology from the owner of the iowa egg factory where it started but lawmakers got a little more than that, as joel brown reports this morning. >> reporter: it was t
in sterling, virginia, outside of washington, house republicans unveiled their plan to change washington. >> stop, stop out of control spending and actually reduce the size of our government. >> reporter: borrowing the concept from t 1994 contract with america that helped sweep them to power, the republicans plge to america promises to repeal the new health care law, and replace it with a smaller plan. make the bush tax cuts permanent for all taxpayers, cut congress' operating budget and freeze spending at 2008 levels, cutting $100 billion per year. but republicans were forced to acknowledge today when they acally had power they didn't always live up to their own ideals. >> listen, when republicans were in charge of congress, we made our fair share of mistakes i think we've demonstrated that republicans have heard the american people. >> reporter: democrats ripped the pledge to america as nothing morehan barely warmed over ideas from the bush years. >> if this is implemented, what we are going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: back in new york, even in front o
, thank you. >> this one in virginia. and they were saying there was no sign of the accelerant here. they are just not sure what caused a fire to kill anita brikman mother and two of her children. they are still on the story and peggy, we know that three other children survived. what do we know about them and how they are doing tonight? >> reporter: well, the twod older children, an 8-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, they are both fine tonight. and in fact, they could have been released from children's hospital. and the father, they did not want to leave, so they will all be released tomorrow. now, take a look. this is the burning house that the three children escape from. the older two jumped out of the two-story window. and their mom, she was able to drop the baby into the arms of a friend. she saved those three kids lives, but she could not save herself or her 5-year-old. the family is trying to keep up the spirits by focusing on the three children that survived. and there is no smoke in their lungs. they are healthy, they were up day-to-day. the baby is doing great right now.
karl, abc news, sterling, virginia. >>> later this evening, virginia is set to execute a woman in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the delt pent and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a crime, asking a lover and a friend to kill her husband and step-son to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the rage of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who vot
101, culpepper virginia, hot stuff, weather clear across the region, across the mid-atlantic, but in the to the rest of the evening we're talking about 80ings, mostly clear skies, we'll caught it a tropical start to fall. >> it gets even hotter out there tomorrow. we'll break that down for you and talk about when things feel more seasonable coming up. kelly. >> thanks a lot wyatt. >>> baltimore city police say a man stumbled on to someone's front porch after being shot in east baltimore. the victim stumbled on the homeowners porch of north broadway around 10:15 this morning. the homeowner has no idea who the man is, he is suffering some multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. he was taken to johns hopkins hospital where he died, they do not nowhere the shooting happened and they are still trying to filling out all the details now. >>> a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a deadly crash on the bay bridge in the summer of 2008. 57-year-old john short survived after he swerved his tractor- trailer to miss an oncoming car. it crashed through a jersey shore and p
much for them. >>> less than three hours of the execution of a woman in virginia in more than a century. this death penalty case is creating international controversy. >> reporter: 41-year-old teresa louis is set to die by leth an injection at 9:00 tonight. all of her legal appeals have been exhausted. and the u.s. supreme court in virginia and the governor refuses to intervene. she is accused of i've hiring a hitman to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tests show she is border line mentally disabled. the fight to save her life has stretched overseas. denise, back to you. >> thank you, mary. the execution will be first of a woman since 1912. texas held the most recent execution of a woman in 2005. >>> president obama uses a second address to the united nations to ask the world to back the mideast peace process. manuel gallegus reports. iran's president also gave a speech. >> reporter: president obama is calling on world leaders to step up and lend a hand to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do ou
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